Monday, July 30, 2018

Cardenas, Escobar and Fairly

Today I received two TTM returns and one purchase.

I sent a 1963 Topps to Leo Cardenas who signed it for his $5 fee.  I had previously sent one to a private signing but I wasn't happy with how his signature turned out.  It didn't match his others.  Perhaps he was tired after signing a lot.  Anyway, this one looks good to me.

Ron Fairly signed his 1971, 1973 and 1978 Topps and also included information about his book.


Finally, I received a 2017 Topps Heritage signed by Eduardo Escobar that I bought from a fellow SCN member.  I bought this prior to the Twins trading him away.  I guess I won't be seeing him at TwinsFest next year.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Couple Returns - Groth and Law

I was away for the weekend and returned to a couple of returns in the mailbox.

Vern Law signed his 1956 Topps and added a couple inscriptions.

Johnny Groth signed his 1952 Red Man.  I really like these cards and regret not sending out more a long time ago.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Phil Rizzuto 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game

I always regretted not sending this card to Mr. Rizzuto for my set, and I'm not sure why I didn't.

I came across this authenticated card on Ebay for a reasonable price so I decided to add it to my collection.

I did send a few cards TTM, including his 1951 Bowman and his 1954 Topps.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Bob J. Miller

Today I received another vintage return: Bob J. Miller signed his 1957 and 1958 Topps cards in about two weeks.

There are three Bob Millers that played pro ball. Four if you count the one that played in the late 1800's.  This return is from Bob J. Miller.

Bob G. Miller played around the same time and has also signed a couple cards for me about 10 years ago.

The Bob Miller that played from the late 1950's into the 1970's passed away in 1993.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wayne Granger Return

Another return from a former-Twin today.  Wayne Granger signed his 1971, 1972 and 1973 Topps in 9 days.

I previously had his 1972 Topps form a purchase I made, but decided I'd rather have one TTM.

I've got several more requests out and a few cards on their way from Ebay to send out more.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

George Mitterwald Return

Last week I started sending out a handful of requests.  My first one came back today.  Hopefully I'll have a relatively steady stream of returns to report on in the next few weeks.  Longer, if I can keep up the habit of sending out more requests.

George Mitterwald signed his 1969, 1971, 1976 and 1978 Topps in 7 days.